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Old 08-07-2017, 02:45 AM   #1
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Model: Vegas 24.1
State: North Carolina
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Strange but True?

Okay, this problem may be out there (and a bit off-color) but:
Our Old lab (Satin Doll) was diagnosised with diabetes back in late March 2017. Since then she has torn her ACL in the rear right and last month went blind due to complications with her uncontroled diabetes (switching over to a third type of insulin on Monday, still looking for the right dose).
With that said, Satin still enjoys going RV'ing with us. This past weekend we were in Canton NC at River House RV Park and she was with us. Unfortunately she can no longer jump up on the bed so she lays in the hall facing forward "protecting" us as my DW calls it. This puts her right up against the Propane Sensor. In the middle of the night last night the sensor went off...quite a rude awakening and as we got the dogs out and ourselves out I went back in to open up windows and turn on the fans. There was a foul smell but I found no leaks for propane (sprayed soapy water on the lines coming in from the tank - of couse it was dark and I only had a flashlight).
Since Satin's medications and high fiber foods gives her "gas" I wanted to write the episode off to that being the cause. The Chemist in me says that CH4 (Methane) is close enough to C3H8 (Propane) to fool a detector...after she quit laughing my DW says that can not be the problem and that I need to take the RV in. all you more seasoned RV'ers and - as off the wall as it seems - could the dog be at fault? Any insight out there?

Sheree & Michael NCNG LTC(ret) with Munpi and Sheba (cat).
2016 Vegas 24.1 E350 5 speed "Ms. Enterprise", Bug-Guard Screen, Recliners, Infotainment Center, HUD, ARC Shower Rod, Safe-T-Plus, Curt SpareTire Mount,Tornado Black Tank Rinser, ext. WiFi Antenna, Roadmaster Tow Sys& Invisibrake.

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